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Calcified Splenic Artery Aneurysm
Calcified Splenic artery aneurysm went from 15x15x15 to 19mm in one year is this a cause of alarm or diff drs reading it makes it change.?
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
How serious is a 9 mm partly calcified splenic artery aneurysm? I have been hurting for some time now and now I sick worrying. What should I do?
How are you feeling?: Splenic artery aneurysms, although more common than other visceral aneurysms, are quite rare. This makes it very difficult to draw conclusions. Pregnancy has been associated with increased incidence of rupture of these anomalies. It sounds like you've had some kind of evaluation and, particularly if you are having symptoms, I would return to your doctor to address the source of your unease. GL! ...Read more
A 6 mm calcified splenic artery Aneurysm was found because I went for a cat scan I am worried now and don't know what to do?
Discuss with doctor: CT scans and MRIs done for one purpose often find other things accidentally, and these "incidental findings" are rarely important. 6mm is pretty small, so I doubt that any surgery will be indicated, but you should discuss the finding with the doctor who ordered the initial test. If he is concerned, he might have you talk to a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
A 6 mm calcified splenic artery Aneurysm was found because I went to a Dr for back pain and had a cat scan. I have gone to a few vascular drs and th?
Artery Aneurysm: Splenic artery aneurysms are the most common type of visceral artery aneurysm and usually require treatment to prevent rupture. At your age of 54 yo & the small size of 6 mm, this aneurysm could be followed until it reaches a larger size (20 mm is usually the size where it needs repair). If the docotors think it is causing symptoms, it could be repaired sooner. Stents or embolization can be used. ...Read more
Just been diagnosed with a 1.3 x 1.4 CM calcified splenic artery aneurysm plus calcified granulomas throughout the spleen. Thoughts on treatment.
Spleen: What are your symptoms? Why were the tests done? If those are incidental findings, you may not need any treatment whatsoever. ...Read more
What does splenic artery aneurysm measuring 16x15x15 mm seen corresponding to the peripheral calcification in the upper quadrant mean?
I have a splenic artery aneurysm and report says peripheral calcification in the left upper quadrant what does this mean? Is it a calcified aneurysm?
Aneurysms run in family. Do I need to fix this? There is a rim calcified 0.9 cm distal splenic artery aneurysm. There is some diffuse mild dilation of the entire pancreatic duct without definite ampullary mass or calcification.
I have a splenic artery aneurysm and its 1.5 CM and it was 1cm in nov. And I been having pain in my left side to my back. Its not calcified. What to do?
Get Repair NOW: I would recommend immediate repair. ALL females of reproductive age with splenic artery aneurysms need to have them repaired. And ALL patients with symptomatic or significantly enlarging splenic artery aneurysms also need them repaired. Enlargement of 0.5 cm since Nov is a significant growth for this aneurysm. And the left sided and back pain is very concerning. See vascular surgeon ASAP. ...Read more
What is the difference between a splenic artery aneurysm and a calcified splenic artery? Can a calcified one burst?
If a splenic artery aneurysm is calcified does that mean it has been there for a while? And could you have been born with it?
No not born with: Splenic artery had potential to rupture, especially in pregnant woman during delivery, also depend on the size, good news calcified ones like your has less chance to rupture than non calcified. Need close observation or it could be coiled safely and avoid potential complication. Speak to your doctor and decide. ...Read more
Can a calisfied splenic artery aneurysm shrink on its own or will it only grow? Is there a lifestyle change to get it to shrink?
I have a calisfied splenic artery aneurysm found by X-ray for other problem is this hereditary that my adult children will have it?
Not the calcificatio: The risk factors for splenic artery aneurysms are thought to be high "portal vein" pressures (from liver damage) & multiple pregnancies. Neither of these conditions per se is genetic, although many risk factors could have a familial basis (ie, high blood pressure & fertility). If this were hereditary, then your parents, grandparents, uncles/aunts, & siblings would have suffered. If so, then screen ...Read more
Many treatments: Common in women who have delivered children. Usually asymptotic and incidentally discovered. Most experts agree that an aneurysm under 2cm in size is of low risk to rupture. However, it is important to characterize the "aneurysm" correctly and be evaluated by a vascular expert. Coil embolization, surgical ligation with splenectomy, or monitoring may be reasonable. Cta imaging would best. ...Read more
Possibly: Most splenic artery aneurysms are not at any significant risk of rupture & bleeding until they reach around 20 mm so most vascular surgeons recommend following them annually until they reach that size, then repairing them at that time (most often with embolization or stenting rather than surgery). Occasionally an aneurysm will be symptomatic or grow fast & repair would be needed sooner than 20 mm. ...Read more
Depends: The two sizes stated may have different recommendations - size alone will affect which one may need surgery. Hormonal status (i.e. Pre vs post menopausal) can affect decision as well. Additional characteristics of the aneurysm such as calcifications also might impact determination. For the one less than 2 cm and if asymptomatic, an observational strategy is likely. ...Read more
What does redemonstration of a patent splenic artery aneurysm maximum dimension on contrast enhanced images is 19mm mean?
"Redemmonstration" means it's been seen before, hopefully a while back, because that means it's stable and not growing.
The aneurysm is a bulge in the artery to your spleen. This can rupture, which is sometimes fatal. 19mm isn't very big, but it's big enough to do something about it. We now have endovascular repair methods, so you wouldn't need surgery. But I recommend you take care of it! ...Read more
Can you tell me what to expect at Dr consult for a 15mm splenic artery aneurysm. I don't have appt for 3 weeks is there a problem waiting that long?
What is symptoms of splenic artery aneurysm leaking? I have a 1.9cm that has bit changed in 2 years
Is a 19mm splenic artery aneurysm considered big. X-ray year ago said calisfied and was 16x15x15. Does stress make it grow?
Not specifically: But time itself makes them growGet a more detailed answer ›
Calisfied splenic artery aneurysm of 19m is it ok to watch yearly last yr it was 17m but radiology said No change on remeasure from last yr?
Spenic Artery: Studies show that the management of splenic artery aneurysms depends on size. Larger ones carry a chance of rupture, which can be lethal. The artery is tortuous in its course and incidental SAA can be found. One study showed the mean size at finding was 16mm and the mean size they operated on was 31mm. The study suggests that SAA less than 20mm are small and carry less risk of rupture. ...Read more
I have pain under left ribs I had a scope yesterday and he did not find nothing. I have a splenic artery aneurysm and it's one centimeter could thatbe?
I have splenic artery aneurysm and having pain under my ribs left side and it hurts to move but not to touch or breath?
61yrs calisfied splenic artery aneurysm of about 22mm should this be fixed or just watched found by image for unrelated reason no symptoms?
See your doctor:
If you have no symptoms from it, you can follow it with serial scans every 506 months. Do not get pregnant and treat any hypertension.
See your local vascular surgeon and interventional radiologist to go over scans, history and risk factors. If it ruptures you have a 80-90% chance of dying. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a splenic artery aneurysm my breasts have been hurting now for 2 months. And my bp was 105/81 and pulse 102 and my left side has been hurting.
Something wrong: You need to see your doctor about this. Even without the pain, your resting pulse rate is too high. ...Read more
Can 2 diff radiologist read a splenic artery aneurysm and come up with a diff size. 1yr 1 said 16m next yr another said 19m no change after remeasure?
Imaging measurements: Yes it depends on the modality and how it is measured it is based on where you physically place the calipers to measure and a small (3mm) difference could be possible based on how you measure ...Read more
I have been having really bad pain where my stomach is and over to the left side what do I do? I have a splenic artery aneurysm
What will a MRA for a splenic artery aneurysm show? Will it pick up any other unknown problems like tumors etc in other organs?
Possibly,: But since the technical parameters are tailored for MRA and not for evaluating other areas or organs, the sensitivity/accuracy would not be high enough to reliably rule out various other abnormalities ...Read more
I have a splenic artery aneurysm and having pain under my ribs on left side and it hurts to move but not touch or breath its 15mm by 10 mm, not preg.
Coiling of artery:
Percutaneous transcatheter coil embolization is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment for splenic artery aneurysma as evidenced by high rates of technical success and freedom from aneurysm rupture (90%). Have to find experienced interventional radiologist in this
procedure. ...Read more
Splenic artery aneurysm calisfied was 16m last yr now 19m report says no change no symptoms blood wk norm Dr says to check again next yr will it bust?
Less than 2 mm: The small size has a much lower risk of rupture. They usually grow about 0.2 mm/year. Since this is a growing more rapidly you need to be evaluated again and you may need surgery sometimes endovascular repair can be done depending on the size. If you wish you can get a second opinion from another vascular surgeon. Usually if it's less than 2 cm the growth id slow and the risk of rupture is lower ...Read more
If you get stressed or your blood pressure goes up can your splenic artery aneurysm rupture? Or doing activity's? Yes I have this and its 15mm by 10 m
Yes: Yes it is possible. Visceral aneurysms should be repaired when larger than 2 cm. ...Read more
My l side has been hurting bad and have nausea. I have a splenic artery aneurysm, it's 1.8cm and my pulse 102 bp 103/81. I'm not preg. Breast hurt. Too?
Please go to ER: With such history I would rather be safe, good luck ...Read more
Is a splenic artery aneurysm hereditary? Should my married daughter be checked before getting pregnant?
Check this link: Http://www. Mountsinai. Org/patient-care/service-areas/vascular-and-endovascular-services/what-we-treat/splenic-artery-aneurysmGet a more detailed answer ›
If you get stressed or your blood pressure goes up can your splenic artery aneurysm rupture? Or doing activity's?
Depends on the size: It depends on the size of the aueurysm. ...Read more
I'm having chest pain that comes and goes and my right shoulder is hurting im 28 and I have a splenic artery aneurysm too what do I do?
Chpainest: I would take this symptom seriously and have myself checked by a cardiologist very soon. Hope you do well. ...Read more
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